Kingswood Catering - How To Get Free School Meals

School Catering in Northamptonshire & Lincolnshire

How To Get Free School Meals

To obtain Free School Meals, you need to apply directly to Northants County Council.

Free meals are available to any full-time student who is eligible and still at school. This includes nursery children (who attend full days) and also sixth form students.

Meals are not available for students at further education level.

You can get free school meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit only (with a minimum family income)
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Employments and Support Allowance - Income Related only

Please note: If you are currently in receipt of Working Tax Credit then you do not qualify for free school meals.

Apply online

You can apply online using the link below and get an immediate answer. Your child's school will be notified within five working days if you are eligible. http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/educationandlearning/parents/school-meals/meals/pages/default.aspx

Make a paper application

Alternatively you can apply by sending in a paper application form which you can either obtain from your school or by downloading the PDF form from our download page or by contacting the Free School Meal Team.


You will need to supply the following details to allow your application to be assessed:

  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your surname
  • Your full address
  • Your child(ren)'s details

If you would like more information, please contact Northants County Council, Free School Meal Team on 01604 366656